Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 5:00 PM
Small Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky – violin
Kasparas Uinskas – piano
– Selection of songs
– Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
Ernö von Dohnányi – Violin Sonata in C sharp Minor, Op. 21
Sergei Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet, Suite from the ballet
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Like his lifelong friends Béla Bartók and Alexander Albrecht, the Bratislava native Ernő von Dohnányi studied at the Bratislava Hungarian Royal Grammar School and then at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Invited by the famous violinist Joseph Joachim he taught at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin in 1905–1915; in this time also his excellent Violin Sonata in C sharp Minor originated. The ballet Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev belongs to the most frequently staged ballet works and it also lives a worthful concert life due to the existence of its popular suites. At the peak of his creative powers Johannes Brahms composed three sonatas for piano and violin, which represent an important milestone in the development of the genre.
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky won the international violin competitions of Jean Sibelius, of Fritz Kreisler, he was a laureate of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and many others. The soloist Kasparas Uinskas plays in the most prestigious halls of the world: Carnegie Hall in New York, Berlin Philharmonic, Wigmore Hall in London, J.F. Kennedy Center, etc. He is also an admirable chamber partner.